Comparing Schubert's Winterreise And Schumann

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This week we officially began to study the Romantic era by studying the genre of lied, character pieces, and a symphonic work. Recalling the main ideas present last week ,the subject of many of these works included depictions of nature, love, or the self. Back tracking a bit to last where we left off Friday, the lied during this time emerges as an intimate genre. Most of the works composed under this framework were meant for common folk to enjoy in their own homes or in the semi-public space of a society or club house. Schubert's Winterreise and Schumann's Dichterliebe demonstrate this by writing melodies which would not be difficult for an average singer to execute, that challenge rest more with the piano part which is assumed will
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